Friday, May 30, 2008
" Uncontacted Indian tribe" fires arrows at helicopter...
ONE of the world’s last ‘uncontacted Indian’ tribes has been photographed from the air near the Brazil-Peru border.
The photos were taken by global organisation Survival International, over one of the remotest parts of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil’s Acre state.
Survival’s director Stephen Corry said: "These pictures are further evidence that uncontacted tribes really do exist.
"The world needs to wake up to this, and ensure that their territory is protected in accordance with international law. Otherwise, they will soon be made extinct."
There are more than 100 uncontacted tribes worldwide, with more than half living in either Brazil or Peru.
They are in danger of being forced off their land, killed or dying from new diseases.
Survival International supports 82 countries working for tribal peoples' rights.
Source: The Sun